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Study in Leicester, UK

Find out more about Leicester - a multicultural, affordable and welcoming city

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Study in Leicester

Leicester is a multicultural and welcoming city which has been ranked as the ninth best city in the UK in which to live and work, ahead of London, Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby (2017 Good Growth for Cities Index).

Our campus is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of Leicester city, meaning there are lots of activities nearby for students to enjoy, including shopping, sport, music, theatre, film and comedy.

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Getting here

Leicester is located in the centre of England, and is well-served by transport links. High-speed trains connect to London in an hour, while other major cities like Nottingham and Birmingham are close by and can be accessed by train, bus or coach. 

We're just half an hour from East Midlands Airport, and Birmingham, Luton and London Stansted are all within easy reach. There are also good transport links with London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports. 

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Life in Leicester

Shopping
Leicester has a number of great shopping centres such as Highcross and Fosse Park, offering many big named brands including Topshop, Apple, Hugo Boss and Superdry. There are also plenty of smaller independent and boutique shops such as St. Martin's Square and The Lanes. 

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Food
With such a diverse popuation, there are restaurants serving food from around the world and students can choose from Chinese, Indian, Lebanese, Polish or Japanese, to name just a few. At St. Peter's Square you can find major food chains such as Pizza Express, Wagamama, Turtle Bay and Nandos. For those who prefer to cookat home, there are many international supermarkets close to campus, as well as large supermarkets such as Tesco, Lidl and Morrisons, and Leicester Market indoor and outdoor market. 

Entertainment
Students interested in film, theatre and performance can visit Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, the Curve or Haymarket Theatres, or see a movie at the Phoenix or Showcase cinemas.

There are also a number of galleries and musems across the city, including the King Richard III Visitor Centre and the National Space Centre

Green spaces surround the campus and students can relax alongside the canal and Castle Gardens, or travel a little further out to Bradgate Park to see the historic ruins and the wild deer. 

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Sport
Leicester is home to Leicester City Football Club, ten-time rubgy union campions Leicester Tigers and leading national basketball side Leicester Riders (all partners of DMU), as well as Leicestershire County Cricket Club. 

Students who enjoy keeping fit can join DMU's Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee leisure centre which has a gym, swimming pool, rock climbing wall, fitness studios, and basketball and badminton courts. 

 
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